Treasure Island

Wild Bill Balding

(12 June 1961 / London)

Poems of Wild Bill Balding

1. 6943 2/7/2008
2. Butterfly child 2/7/2008
3. Contrasts in snowfall 5/27/2008
4. Damn the fence! 2/7/2008
5. Dinas Dinlle 2/7/2008
6. Domesticated Appliance 2/7/2008
7. Edward Bear addresses the new toys on Christmas night 12/19/2008
8. Elevenses in Paris 12/19/2008
9. Emrys,1951 5/14/2008
10. Fenchurch Street 2/7/2008
11. From a painting by Hans Holbein: Portrait of Anna Meyer (c.1526) 12/19/2008
12. Give & Take 12/19/2008
13. God is a verb 5/25/2008
14. Good Dog, Bad Dog 5/27/2008
15. Green 2/7/2008
16. Harwich for the Continent... 2/7/2008
17. Honey Bob and the Whale 7/31/2008
18. How to end a dinner party 12/19/2008
19. Hue & Cry 2/7/2008
20. Imago 2/7/2008

Green

Into the warm, inviting yellow
twists a brush loaded with blue.
Surprised, suspicious,
the shades swirl round each other,
and then, by magic,
marbled patterns turn
to startling viridian.

It is utterly final.

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